Parents' corner

How to connect with friends online?

Module 1

About
this
module

This module aims to educate children about how to connect online with friends, family and others. It covers questions such as:
• How should I present myself online?
• Can I connect with both friends and strangers?
• Who can I trust?
• What should I do if things go wrong?

It encourages children to consider the identity they create online, and the impact this may have. It discusses the difference between online friends and strangers. It starts exploring strategies to protect your personal information, to identify motives behind others’ online behaviour, and what to do if you are worried.

What do I need to know about...

Online reputation?
Online identity?
Sharing personal data with others?
Communicating with strangers?
Trusting others online?
Online friendships?
Getting help with concerns about online contact?

Activity ideas

Your best self
What is an online friend?
You, in general
A helping hand